Interview: The optimum hospital model for pandemic preparedness

As Nightingale hospitals up and down the country brace themselves for the second wave of Coronavirus patients, HKS Architects has produced a model that will help to ensure hospitals are fit for the future

picture of HKS Architects has produced the FleXX Hospital: Surge Scenario concept, which looks at creating adaptable facilities that enable day-today operations to continue in an emergency situation. In this image, when the virus is first detected in the population, one lift core becomes the dedicated entrance and circulation, separating flows of infected and virus-free patients; and a ward is sub-divided to segregate the infected patients

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